Warrant roundup continues through Sunday, September 24th
DALLAS, – Police officers and city marshals throughout North Texas will be conducting a region-wide warrant roundup beginning Saturday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 24. Officers will arrest people with outstanding warrants pending before their respective Municipal Courts. Officers from municipalities in Tarrant, Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Denton Counties will participate. The cities conduct roundups at different times throughout the year, focusing on violators with outstanding Class C misdemeanor warrants; most of which are traffic-related. Those arrested will be taken before municipal court judges for arraignment and disposition of their cases. Full payment or suitable arrangement for full payment will be due at that time. Other options may include a cash bond, a Magistrate Court appearance or attorney representation. “This is a region-wide effort and law enforcement officers will be especially vigilant for motorists with outstanding warrants,” said Dallas City Marshal Joe Polino. “Drivers with outstanding warrants may be arrested anywhere in the region, regardless of where the warrant was issued.” Persons who want to avoid arrest should make arrangements to pay their outstanding city citations before Saturday, Sept. 16. Dallas Court and Detention Services personnel advise citizens to appear in person at the Lew Sterret Justice Center Lobby, 111 W. Commerce, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or at 106 S. Harwood in downtown Dallas, according to Court and Detention Services Director Gloria Carter. “We’d rather have people pay ahead of time, than taking them into custody and booking them into jail,” Polino said.